Category Archives: Divorce or Dissolution

Free Legal Advice: Don’t Listen to It!


– Free legal advice can cost you a lot!

free legal advice

When you have problems in your life you likely talk it out with your friends and family.  However, for legal advice you should only be seeking the advice of [Read the full post. . .]

Am I entitled to Spousal Support?

Formerly known as “alimony,” spousal support is payments to an ex-spouse which can be ordered by the Court or agreed to by the parties as part of a settlement.  ORC 3105.18 sets forth that “spousal support” means any payment or [Read the full post. . .]

Curbside Pick-up: Not a Good Idea for Divorce

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DIVORCE: Kicking your spouse to the curb – make sure you don’t put their stuff there.

Often in movies or commercials when couples split-up, the wife starts throwing all the husband’s stuff into the yard, or puts it in the [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Divorce Attorney: An Equitable Split Does Not Necessarily Mean An Equal Split

English: A Kinder Bueno that has been split.

One of the biggest divorce myths we encounter in our practice is the belief that the divorce court will add up all of each litigants property and divide down the middle.  This method is used in a minority of states [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Law In Ohio: Divorce Causes

Marriage Equality

If you are seeking a divorce in Ohio, your complaint must allege, and the plaintiff (party filing the divorce complaint) must later prove, one or more of the following legal grounds for divorce:

3105.01 Divorce causes.

The court of common [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Papers: Read Carefully!

Read Your Papers! – The Contempt Trap for Divorcedivorce

In a recent case decided by the State of Ohio’s 5th Appellate District, the importance of reading and understanding your divorce papers was made clear.  In Woodie v. Woodie, the [Read the full post. . .]

Fight Your Dayton Divorce – Is That A Good Idea?

dayton divorce attorneyDo you really want to fight your Dayton divorce case?  As an experienced family lawyer, I have never heard anyone say “I’m going to cooperate my divorce case.”  The truth of the matter is that the divorce process [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Divorce Attorney: What Do You Do?

jamie2A few years ago the only place that an attorney could advertise was the phone book.  Most attorneys chose to make the most of the ad space by publishing a “panel” of services they provided.  This list of services is [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Property Division: Marital v. Gift

Think That Was Gift?  – In Divorce, Not Unless it’s in Writingdivorce court

Prior to divorce couples often give each other gifts for various occasions and celebrations, or for no reason at all, but what happens to all those gifts when [Read the full post. . .]

Division of Property and Date of Valuation

 Determining the Date Can Save You Money!

English: Almost sunken boat.

Ohio Revised Code 3105.171 defines marital property as any asset accumulated by the parties at any time from the date of their marriage until the date of the final hearing in an action [Read the full post. . .]